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E market services corporative profile


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E market services corporative profile

  1. 1. The eMarket Services project
  2. 2. eMarket Services eMarket Services is funded and operated by the trade promotion organisations of Canada, Norway and Spain. Launched in 1999, eMarket Services is a non profit project and serves to help our companies to expand their business. Our mission is to make it easier for companies to use e-marketplaces to find new customers and suppliers for their international business. 2
  3. 3. How is eMarket Services organized? The project is owned and funding by all partners in equal shares. A National Managers Committee, consisting of senior management delegates from all partners make the strategic and operating decisions in 2 project meetings and 8 telephone conferences per year. The project is managed by a Project Manager and a Web Master, paid for by the project on a 50 % person/year basis. The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade has just begin to host and managed the project for two years. Each partner will contribute with staff time corresponding to 1/3 of full time (75 days per year). Staff from all TPO partners work together, learn from each other and transfer knowledge to our respective organizations. Different countries take responsibility for various activities. 3
  4. 4. Innovation Norway Innovation Norway’s objective is to promote private- and socio-economic profitable business development throughout the country and to release the commercial opportunities of the districts and regions by encouraging innovation, internationalization and profile-building. Providing a seamless service, based on customer needs, Innovation Norway supports Norwegian companies by means of skills-based financing, consultancy and network building services 4
  5. 5. Innovation Norway Established 19 December 2003 as a statutory company, started its activities on 1 January 2004 • Took over the initiatives formerly offered by The Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Fund (SND), the Norwegian Trade Council, the Norwegian Consultative Office for Inventors (SVO) and the Norwegian Tourist Board. • 750 employees in offices distributed throughout all of Norway’s counties and in 30 countries. The Head Office is located in Oslo. 5
  6. 6. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, part of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), helps Canadian companies and organizations succeed abroad. Located in more than 150 cities worldwide and in regional offices across the country, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, is Canada’s most comprehensive network of international business professionals, offering expert advice, problem- solving skills and a global network of contacts. 6
  7. 7. The Canadian Trade Commisioner Service – Whether they are looking to export, invest abroad, attract investment, or develop innovation and R&D partnerships, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, helps Canadian companies succeed globally through four key services: • Preparation for international markets • Market potential assessment • Qualified contacts • Problem solving 7
  8. 8. The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) – The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade, ICEX, is the state agency that assists Spanish businesses in each and every phase of their process of internationalization with the following objectives: Increase the number of companies exporting on a regular basis Diversify the export markets for Spanish products and services Increase the number of exporting sectors and their share in the overall Spanish economy. Promote Spanish investment abroad Improve the image of Made in Spain 8
  9. 9. The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) – ICEX pursues its objectives through the following activities: •Trade promotion programs • Information services on international markets • Training in business internationalization • Foreign investment promotion and offers to Spanish companies a team of more than 1.000 professionals in international trade and a network of 140 offices in Spain and all over the world 9
  10. 10. Some figures on eMarket Services The average number of visits is 6.800 a month, and pageviews are around 22.000. Visitors come from China, Spain, US, India, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, UK, Sweden, Germany, this order. The last survey conducted several years ago among the 13.000 suscribers to the eMS English newsletter has shown that: • 52% of the users visit the site once a month • 70% of the visitors are in the private sector(46%) and self employed (24%) • 64% of the companies trade internationally • On a scale of 1 to 5, visitors gives the site a grade of 3,8. 10